Dana Tomeckova (1986, Bratislava) works with object and installation based on phenomenons that are hard to see, but easy to feel.

Her background in jewelry makes a room for working with detail where the viewer needs to sensitize himself in order to see - to discover. Her interest lies in the duality of being in a space and having our own interior - being a space. She touches ephemeral and questions the materiality and perception. How do we read our everydayness and expect things to be like? Feelings of fullness, emptiness, tightness – pressure and circularity of situations we find ourselves in. Her work deals with temporality and unstable character of reality and its constant elusiveness. She uses materials that one cannot have a full control of. They can only be used as a glimmer – volatility – revelation. As an experience on the skin. A powdery plaster – because of its tension, ambiguity of fragility and stability. A plastic foil – It's just there, lying as if nothing is happening. It always finds its counter-object – a man.


She understand a jewel as something that is related to the body, but not in the traditional sense. It is not just a "brooch", a "ring", something that has its defined place, but something that could become a place in itself. It does not need to be worn to talk about the body and make us feel something, or open that something. This can be a model of a situation I see myself inside, or situation that I physically enter - as if stepping into a house I ́ve already been to but I cannot recall it. I am engaging “haptic imagination” where the haptic organ, the organ of touch, is the whole body. This touch is not literal, I can stand still. I do not need to touch in order to be touched by it. This is the moment where the boundaries are dissolved. The moment where the outer affects me and I am in it.

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Dana Tomeckova (1986, Bratislava) works with object and installation based on phenomenons that are hard to see, but easy to feel.

Her background in jewelry makes a room for working with detail where the viewer needs to sensitize himself in order to see - to discover. Her interest lies in the duality of being in a space and having our own interior - being a space. She touches ephemeral and questions the materiality and perception. How do we read our everydayness and expect things to be like? Feelings of fullness, emptiness, tightness – pressure and circularity of situations we find ourselves in. Her work deals with temporality and unstable character of reality and its constant elusiveness. She uses materials that one cannot have a full control of. They can only be used as a glimmer – volatility – revelation. As an experience on the skin. A powdery plaster – because of its tension, ambiguity of fragility and stability. A plastic foil – It's just there, lying as if nothing is happening. It always finds its counter-object – a man.


She understand a jewel as something that is related to the body, but not in the traditional sense. It is not just a "brooch", a "ring", something that has its defined place, but something that could become a place in itself. It does not need to be worn to talk about the body and make us feel something, or open that something. This can be a model of a situation I see myself inside, or situation that I physically enter - as if stepping into a house I ́ve already been to but I cannot recall it. I am engaging “haptic imagination” where the haptic organ, the organ of touch, is the whole body. This touch is not literal, I can stand still. I do not need to touch in order to be touched by it. This is the moment where the boundaries are dissolved. The moment where the outer affects me and I am in it.